“Count Me In," the fourth album from California reggae band Rebelution, released on June 10 as a joint venture between the band’s 87 Music label and New York City's reggae independent Easy Star Records, is their second consecutive debut in the top 15 on the Top 200.
The upcoming album by Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin, whose career has soared internationally since the release of his soca-meets-EDM single “Differentology (Ready For The Road)," will be released through a joint venture between RCA Records and Queens, N.Y.-based reggae independent VP Records.
On his fifth studio album, “Love Situation”, Jamaican singer/songwriter Tarrus Riley and longstanding producer and musical director Dean Fraser pay tribute to reggae’s direct forerunner rocksteady. But more than findinging his musical direction, now working independently and owning his music, Riley says he has finally reached maturation in a changed music industry.
Stephen “Ragga” Marley celebrated his April 20 birthday by throwing a listening party for his forthcoming self-produced album “Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life” at the Dream Hotel’s Electric Room in Manhattan on Monday, April 21.
Throughout his nearly decade-long recording career, which accelerated into high gear in 2010, Jamaican sing-jay I-Octane has amassed a hit-filled catalog rife with vigorous dancehall anthems recorded on the latest digitized rhythms, as well as some of contemporary roots reggae’s most heartfelt observations reflecting the cries of the sufferers.